Director of The Academic Resource Center and Disability
The Director plans, implements, supervises, and assesses the
Academic Resource Center's services, programs, and outreach efforts
including Academic Success Coaching, Disability Services,
Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, and the Writing Center. In
conjunction with the Associate Dean of Student Success, the
director will set objectives for the Center that are consistent
with institutional priorities to promote student success, ensure
access, and to enhance the educational experience of all students.
The Director maintains the quality, coherence, and continuity of
the overall programs and assumes an active role in promoting and
supporting academic achievement. Additionally, this position
provides oversight and direct services to ensure students with
disabilities have equitable access to all University programs and
activities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA), Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, and applicable federal
and state laws.
- Work with the Academic Resource Center staff to create, revise
and update policies and to provide inclusive academic support
- Evaluate the utilization, effectiveness, and impact of programs
and services and take actions to build upon strengths, resolve
challenges, and remove barriers getting in the way of student
- Benchmark and assess program goals and outcomes in alignment
with best practices.
- Collaborate across campus to develop and deliver faculty,
staff, and student development workshops on topics such as learning
strategies, universal design, and access in the classroom,
- Collaborate with the university's institutional research
department to collect and analyze data related to retention,
disability services, and other key Academic Resource Center
- Facilitate university compliance with the legal requirements of
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) as related to student issues. Collaborate
with university administrators and other departments as necessary
to ensure compliance.
- Develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures
necessary for determining reasonable accommodations across
university programs in accordance with legal
- Assess, recommend, approve, and coordinate reasonable
accommodations in compliance with the ADA and Section 504 of the
- Manage a caseload of students with disabilities, while also
providing guidance and leadership to others within the Academic
Resource Center who manage cases directly.
- In partnership with the Counseling Center, recruit and
supervise doctoral practicum students who provide assessment and
diagnostic services to students.
- Facilitate the spiritual growth and development of students
through the integration of faith and learning within programming,
co-curricular activities, and personal interactions.
- Creates budgets, monitors expenditures, and allocates resources
for the Academic Resource Center programs and
- Serve as the University resource person for interpretation of,
and compliance with, federal and state regulations related to
supporting individuals with disabilities. Provide professional
consultation regarding disability issues to major divisions of the
university as needed.
- Serve as the lead in the implementation of disability policies
and procedures for the university.
- Serve as resource on adaptive equipment and Assistive
Technology for people with disabilities.
- Make final determinations regarding allegations of
discrimination and non-compliance based on disability.
- Perform additional duties as assigned based on the needs of the
- In conjunction with Risk Manager, assess and mitigate risk in
areas of responsibility
- Master's Degree preferred in Student Affairs, Education,
Special Education, Educational Counseling/Psychology or related
- 5 years or more of experience and progressive responsibility in
higher education in Student Support Services, Disability Services,
or Student Life.
- Understanding of legal requirements of the ADA and Section 504
of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Demonstrated successful leadership and management
- Understand the crucial role academic support services play in
higher education with respect to increasing student access,
engagement, and success.
- Knowledge of the national conversation related to student
- Well versed in theories of learning and human
- Has knowledge of and promotes evidence-based practices within
the areas that fall under the Academic Resource Center.
- Demonstrated organizational skills in handling, directing, and
prioritizing multiple and complex assignments/projects and
- Demonstrated effective supervisory, interpersonal and
leadership skills; ability to work independently with little
- Computer literacy and proficiency on Microsoft Office and
various data compilation programs such as Excel.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Project management experience and/or
- Data visualization skills
- Experience managing grant-funded programs
- Proficiency using Titanium.
Full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and
experience and includes a generous benefits package.
Applicant should submit a completedVUSC Application for Staff
Employmentand current resume at https://www.vanguard.edu/resources/human-resources/employment-opportunities.
All applications/resumes/materials must be submitted electronically
via e-mail to:RESUME@vanguard.edu.
We are located at: Vanguard University of Southern California, 55
Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Applications will be received
until position is filled or until a sufficient number of
applications are received.